E-Bulletin of March __, 2010

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Women's Month Fashion Show March 25
The Student Activities Department and the AAWCC Mercer Chapter are sponsoring a Women's Month Fashion Show on Thursday, March 25 at the Conference Center, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. A hot lunch buffet will be served. The theme for this year's show is, "Women's Fashion Around the World in 30 Minutes." Students from Nepal, India, Cameroon, Thailand, Germany and China will be modeling their own outfits from their home countries. Dressbarn will also be presenting "This Spring's Must-Haves," and will be giving out goodie bags with special coupons for educational professions. Please pick up your FREE ticket in the Student Activities Office (SC160).

Book Club Discusses Iris Murdoch March 26
The MCCC Book Club meets once a month in the faculty/staff dining room at 12 noon. The group will be discussing "The Italian Girl" by Iris Murdoch on Friday, March 26; "Mila 18" by Leon Uris on Friday, April 23; "Sunflowers" by Sheramy Bundrick on Friday, May 21. If you have any questions please contact Melinda Struzynski at struzynm@mccc.edu, ext. 3554.

"Innovations in HIV Testing" Lecture March 30
Dr. Sindy M. Paul, medical director of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in the Division of HIV/AIDS Services, will discuss "Innovations in HIV Testing" on Tuesday, March 30 at 12 noon in CM 109. Free and open to the public, the talk is part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

Coming Event Reminders

March 24: Life coach Sally Jones presents a health/nutrition workshop, SC 104, noon to 1 p.m.
Call Bethanne at ext. 3435.

March 24: Leonard Preston speaks on "Countdown to the 2010 U.S. Census," 12 noon in CM 109. More here.

March 26: Community Blood Council of NJ Blood Drive, 3 to 8:30 p.m., St. Gregory School Cafeteria
Walk in or call 609-587-2307.

April 10 and May 1: Aviation faculty and flight instructors offer Community Flight Fairs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trenton-Mercer Airport.  Rain dates April 11 and May 2. Proceeds benefit MCCC’s Flight Team. More here.

April 14: Explore Mercer Open House, 6 p.m. in the Student Center. More here.

May 20: Commencement 5:30 p.m.; Honors Convocation at Kelsey Theatre 2:30 p.m.

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President Donohue Honored by Trenton YWCA
MCCC President Patricia Donohue was honored March 11 by the YWCA at its "Celebration of Women" annual gala. She received the Ethel Downing Johnson Memorial Award. More at the YWCA website here. See The Times photo/cap here.

MCCC TV To Air Student Production "Women Who Dare"
Tyann Sells, a Digital Film student at Mercer, has created a documentary featuring eight New Jersey women who have successfully made their mark in challenging careers. "Women Who Dare" will premiere during Women's History Month in March on MCCC's cable network (Comcast and Cablevision Channel 26 and FiOS Channel 20). Read more here. The video trailer is vieweable on Facebook here.

Alumna Deb Delpopolo Establishes Dance School
When Deb Delpopolo attended MCCC in the early 1990s, she took more courses in psychology than required. "My advisor told me I didn't need all of them, but they were so interesting to me," she says. She has put that knowledge to use in more ways than she could possibly have imagined when she graduated from Mercer in 1995 with an A.A. in Liberal Arts. As owner of All That Jazz Dance Academy in Hamilton since 1998, she has created an instructor-friendly and kid-friendly dance school that emphasizes building self esteem almost as much as developing dance skills. "Children will grow, and become more confidant and talented if they love what they are doing!" she maintains.More here.

Community Food Lovers Rate Culinary Student Meals
On March 11 students in Chef Bill Beyer's culinary class broke into four groups to plan, prepare and serve a full meal for guest chefs and other food lovers to taste and rate. One group called its menu "A Taste of the Caribbean,"and included fried plantanos, fried sweet potatotes, acacado and tomato salad, poulet au riz ejon djon and mango coffee cake and sumatra coffee. Photos here.

International Business Practice Firm Trains Teachers
Mercer’s International Business Practice Firm program conducted training on Feb. 25 for teachers who wish to institute this unique teaching tool at their high schools or colleges. There were eight attendees, including seven from New Jersey high schools and one from Austin Community College in Texas. Trainers included Carol Weber, Susan Holman, Ken Horowitz and Mary McCormick. Photos here. Learn more about the IBPF here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times (nj.com)
Vikings Aim for JUCO Title

Star Ledger
It's No Fluke that Levy, Mercer Win

Broadway World

West Windsor Plainsboro News

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

March 12-21: "The Adventunes of Tom Sawyer"

March 27: "Boy Who Cried Wolf"

April 9-18: "Rent" (MCCC Theatre students and community actors)

April 10: Are You My Mother?

This Week's Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC this week here.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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